Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Conservative Pre-Crime

Dumb Jon anticipates the wave of unpunished murders of the future as those forward-looking humanitarians of the United Left fulfil the liberal ideal of absolute individual responsibility in which no-one is ever charged: let alone tried and convicted, of destroying another human life unless there’s full video and audio footage (in context) of the offender pulling a trigger.

Nothing else will do to protect inalienable human rights than the Platonic Ideal of Justice: pure, simple, blind to custom, circumstance and personal moral responsibility.

Then they’ll declare the use of video footage to be ‘invasive’, and the path will be clear to slaughtering your neighbours without reference to class, race, age, nationality, gender or sexual orientation.

Then we’ll have a paradise indeed and as the remaining conservatives point out to the bereaved and our masters alike in our minority report that we saw it all coming well in advance, they’ll describe our criticism as ‘moral panic.’ After all, we were wrong about the death penalty, softer sentencing and probation, decriminalizing drugs and all those institutionalized attacks on the family.

Liberal World: where tomorrow’s crimes are designed today.

Picture from here.

1 comment:

James Higham said...

Pre-crime is getting frighteningly close.


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